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The Statement (2003)

Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

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Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

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At the end of World War II, many of those involved in war crimes were prosecuted. Some got away. Until now.

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27 February 2004 (UK)  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$37,220 (USA) (12 December 2003)

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$763,044 (USA) (26 March 2004)
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Last cinema film of Frank Finlay. See more »

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When Brossard searches the killer's wallet, we can see 500 francs banknotes with the head of Pierre and Marie Curie. This kind of banknote was released in 1994 and the action takes place in April 1992. See more »

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All Caine
1 May 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Michael Caine carries "The Statement" on his back. In spite of an elegant cast, without him as the central character, this convoluted mess of a film wouldn't be worth watching. Telling of an aging French-Nazi war criminal who finds himself on the run and squeezed in the jaws of subterfuge, "The Statement" is too vague in its historical flashbacks, gives poor depth into its sundry characters, breaches realism with a bunch of Brits in France, never makes its agenda clear, and doesn't sort itself out well in the end...to mention just a few of the flaws. The result is a film with a lukewarm reception by critics and the public at large and little reason to watch save another excellent performance by Caine. In spite of all that, I quite enjoyed this flick. Go figure. (B-)


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